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The Waterwheel Restaurant

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Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
+44 1726 67435
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to eat here based on the trip advisor score and comments. We phoned to book as advised on here but when we arrived and asked for our table of 2 we were asked to take our pick of all tables set for 2. unexpected but meant that we did get to choose where we wanted to sit. We... More 

Thank Athollman
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having sought another place for an evening meal that was not too far from where we were staying I came across this place that was only 6 minutes from the premier Inn. I pre booked a table for 7pm and when we arrived we were both amazed at the warm and friendly welcome from the owners and the atmosphere was... More 

Thank Geoff E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Waterwheel will get your stay in Cornwall off to a great start. Good food, great host, en suit rooms and modern fresh decor through out.

Thank Ian R
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Waterwheel, and we were not disappointed. Francesca and Mark made us feel at home immediately, as did their lovely Labrador Kernow, such a clever dog. We had booked to eat in the restaurant on our first night, and the food was so good, we returned from our day out to enjoy another great... More 

Thank Gillian K
St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Well, this was just fabulous as usual. The food was beautiful, good choices and served so fresh. The grounds and gardens are excellent, just like being in paradise. A very good evening and highly recommended.

Thank Sally H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Go! You arrive to a rather uneven carpark and wonder what the restaurant will be like. The entrance is like going in someone's back door, you wonder more ... Then you teach the comfy bar and the wonderfully cheerful, friendly staff. The loos are magnificent! The choice of drinks wide and the menu limited but varied. The restaurant is sophisticated... More 

Thank Rachel H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed the food the atmosphere and the service. could not fault any of it.

Thank Sue M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Me and my parents had dinner here and were served by Amy who was very welcoming and friendly! Service and food was excellent, was a lovely evening and the gardens are beautiful :)

Thank Ellie L
Leek, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

This is a very delayed review as I thought I had already done one! (Sorry) We attended my brother in laws wedding here in November last year! It was a small wedding but wow, did this place give it lots of oomph! Beautiful gardens and waterfall, great for the pictures too. Fabulous food and fantastic staff. Nothing was too much... More 

Thank Hayley S
Herts, England
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We were staying in a cottage a few mins away and decided to try the Waterwheel for our evening meal. 4 of us ate here on Sunday 24th July we had not booked but we were seated straight away . We were told that there may be a bit of a delay as they were short staffed that evening, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $29
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 67435
The Waterwheel Inn was built in the late 1700s. It is steeped in the industrial history of Cornwall as it was once a tin smelting house and then involved in clay drying. It is set in a beautiful wooded valley next to St Austell's White River and just 10 minutes walk from the town. The restaurant has been recently refurbished and is elegant but informal with exposed granite walls, oak floor and a log fire for cold winter evenings. We serve unpretentious, plentiful, freshly prepared meals including a 2 and 3 course menu for £14.95/£17.50, main meals from £10.00 and an a la carte menu with fresh local fish and seafood specials, plus extra mature chargrilled steaks.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?